L-R Rotary President Toyuwa Newton, Fire Chief Kevin Breen, Regioanl Dir MDA Massachusetts Vanessa Malfitano, Fire Union President Jim Snow
 Swampscott firefighters,  with boots in hand,  are raising money for worldwide research seeking treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and related diseases.  They’re also helping fund outstanding Muscular Dystrophy Association local clinics, support groups and summer camp.  

Fill the Boot funds support local MDA services, including medical clinics staffed with specialists in neuromuscular disease and special summer camps for kids.  

Since 1954, professional firefighters nationwide have been organizing Fill the Boot drives to raise vital funds for MDA local programs, and worldwide research seeking treatments and cures. 

MDA presently has $91.4 million in active research grants underway, including 28 initiatives throughout Massachusetts totaling more than $11.7 million.